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  • Top 5 Best Waterproof Apple Watch Cases in 2021 (Catalyst and More)

    Top 5 Best Waterproof Apple Watch Cases in 2021 (Catalyst and More)

    A waterproof case is a great way to protect your Apple Watch from moisture! Whether you're looking for a case that can keep up with your day-to-day routine, or if you need something as tough and rugged as you are, there is a waterproof Apple Watch case out there for you. That's why we put together a list of the top five best waterproof Apple Watch cases available online! Our favorite is Spidercase's Waterproof Case for Apple Watch Series 3 because it's easy to put on, incredibly durable, and comes with different-sized watch bands! See what else we picked in the rest of our top five list, and read our buying guide for tips on what to look for when buying a waterproof Apple Watch case.
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  • Top 10 Best Ice Cleats in 2021 (Due North, STABILicers, and More)

    Top 10 Best Ice Cleats in 2021 (Due North, STABILicers, and More)

    Have you had a couple of close calls while working outdoors on or near ice? Or while hiking your favorite trails? Wearing a good pair of ice cleats can protect you against falling and hurting yourself. Ice cleats fit over your shoes or boots to give you more traction while you're walking over icy surfaces. However, choosing the right pair of ice cleats takes some careful evaluation of the scenarios you'll be using them in. Our top 10 list is a good place to get a sense of the various options out there. We chose Yaktrak's Pro Traction cleats because of their flexibility and adaptability to a variety of everyday situations. You'll also want to read through our buying guide for tips on how to determine what types of cleats you should purchase. Let's get started!
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  • Top 10 Best Fire Starters in 2021 (Duraflame, Black Beard, and More)

    Top 10 Best Fire Starters in 2021 (Duraflame, Black Beard, and More)

    Struggling with getting a fire started outdoors is never a memorable experience, especially if you're camping and your warmth depends on the source of heat. Or, perhaps everyone is eager to start roasting marshmallows! With the addition of a fire starter, you can get a good flame going within minutes.However, there are a ton of options to sort through. So, we've looked for the most reliable and camper-approved fire starter options and compiled a list for you to consider. Überleben's Zünden Fire Starter, for example, is compact, easy to hold, and releases sparks with each strike. There are nine more fire starters in the lineup, plus a buying guide to help you pick the right one for your needs. 
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  • Top 10 Best Bicycle Panniers in 2021 (Ortlieb, Ibera, and More)

    Top 10 Best Bicycle Panniers in 2021 (Ortlieb, Ibera, and More)

    Are you tired of carrying all of your gear on your back while you bike to work or go on vacation? Are you looking for a better way to distribute the weight, while keeping your belongings safe and dry? Then a bike pannier might be what you need! These bags attach to your bike and can take the strain from your back. Choosing the best bike panniers can be confusing as there are so many available. We’ve done the research for you and picked the Back-Roller City Rear Pannier by Ortlieb as our favorites. They're durable, waterproof, and easy to secure to your bike. We’ve also put together a top 10 list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide to help you make your choice!
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  • Top 10 Best Patio Awnings in 2021 (Outsunny, Songmics, and More)

    Top 10 Best Patio Awnings in 2021 (Outsunny, Songmics, and More)

    Looking for a way to keep cool in the shade but you don't have a way to do so on your patio without having to purchase a bulky item like an umbrella? A patio awning can do just that! Plus, with retractable and fixed options, you could add even value to your home at the same time. Our top 10 list will give you some possibilities, including choices for freestanding awnings you can take with you. We chose Outsunny's manual retractable awning as our number one pick for its versatility. Check out the rest of the top 10 list for more great options; and if you're in the mood for more in-depth advice, be sure to read through our buying guide. Let's see what type of patio awnings you can find!
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  • Top 10 Best Pool Cover Reels in 2021 (Intex, Swimline, and More)

    Top 10 Best Pool Cover Reels in 2021 (Intex, Swimline, and More)

    Are you looking for a quick and convenient way to keep your pool covered and safe while it's not in use? Do you have a solar cover, but find that manually covering the pool after every use has become too much of a hassle? Then a pool cover reel could be your answer! They make covering and retracting covers a quick and easy process that can be done solo.However, choosing the best pool cover reel can be difficult as there are many options available and they can be split into in-ground and above-ground pool types. There are even solar options! Thankfully, we've done the research and picked the Pool Cover Reel Set by Vingli as our favorite as it is easy to use and strong enough to hold your cover securely. We’ve also put together a top 10 list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide to help you make your choice.
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  • Top 10 Best Fire Pits for Camping in 2021 (Radiate, Sunnydaze, and More)

    Top 10 Best Fire Pits for Camping in 2021 (Radiate, Sunnydaze, and More)

    Are you looking for that perfect fire pit to take camping with you? Whether you want a pit to grill food on, to keep you warm or at night, or just be a central point to gather around, a fire pit can brighten up your camp. Portability is key when it comes to choosing camping gear, but you need to ensure your fire pit is also safe.This is why it can be difficult to choose the best fire pit for camping. Thankfully, we’ve done the research for you and picked the Portable Outdoor Fire Pit and BBQ Grill by Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Store as our favorite. It's sturdy, easy to assemble, and has plenty of room for food! We’ve also put together a top 10 list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide to help you make your choice.
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  • Top 10 Best Ice Packs for Coolers in 2021 (Pelican, Yeti, and More)

    Top 10 Best Ice Packs for Coolers in 2021 (Pelican, Yeti, and More)

    Wet beverages and ice floating in a pool of water in a cooler getting on your nerves? It might be time to switch to an ice pack designed for coolers. Not only do these chill your items optimally, but they keep things nice and dry too. There are plenty of types of ice packs, too, such as ones filled with gel, water, or refrigerant and they may come in different sizes.We've looked for some of the best ice packs for coolers and came up with a top 10 list. Cooler Shock's reusable version is great because you can easily refill them for future use. After considering the nine other options, you can read through the buying guide to help you pick out the best ice pack for your cooling needs. Check out the end of the article for a video on how to efficiently pack a cooler, too!
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  • Top 10 Best Picnic Blankets in 2021 (Yodo, Scuddles, and More)

    Top 10 Best Picnic Blankets in 2021 (Yodo, Scuddles, and More)

    The shining sun, clear skies, and warm summer breeze are finally upon us, and there’s no better time to set up a picnic with family and friends than now. A picnic must-have, whether you’re going to the beach, the park, or a garden, is a picnic blanket. Picnic blankets come in different materials and designs. You have to make sure it’s made with comfortable fabric and is lightweight enough to pack. One with waterproof backing is a great choice too!To help you pick the right one for you, we've put together a list of the ten best picnic blankets you can get your hands on and purchase online. Taking first place, we have Yodo's Outdoor Picnic Blanket. We love that it is water-resistant on the back and has a soft and cozy fleece surface. Scroll down to find out what other products made it to our list. Plus, you’ll find a helpful buying guide to help you decide.
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  • Top 10 Best Garden Spades in 2021 (Fiskars, Gardena, and More)

    Top 10 Best Garden Spades in 2021 (Fiskars, Gardena, and More)

    Gardening experts and novices alike know that to take care of plants, you need to do a lot of soil work. Whether it's tilling the ground to make it loose enough to plant in or digging a hole to transplant a new shrub, you need a garden tool that will allow you to really work the ground. A garden spade, which is primarily used for digging and cutting through the soil, will help you do just that. It's an essential gardening tool every plant lover should have. That's why we did some research and came up with a top 10 list of the best garden spades out there. Topping it is Oakthrift's multi-digger garden spade, a hybrid gardening tool that can be used to dig, cut, and scoop. Check out the rest of our top picks, and make sure you give our buyer's guide a read while you're at it - it has key information that will help you find the best spade for your garden.
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